American Blues Theater Welcomes New Member, Artistic Affiliates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

American Blues Theater announces the addition of a new Ensemble member and three new Artistic Affiliates. (more...)

Open Stage Presents RED by John Logan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Open Stage of Harrisburg opens their 31st season with Red by John Logan, October 7-30, 2015 in their intimate 120-seat theatre, located on Court Street between Market and Walnut in downtown Harrisburg, PA. Directed by Donald L. AlsedekFeaturing Jeff Wasileski as Mark Rothko and Jeremy Burkett as KenProduction Sponsored by Martin and Lucy Miller-Murray (more...)

COD College Theater Presents A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

College of DuPage (COD) College Theater presents Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance," directed by COD Professor of Theater, Amelia Barrett at the McAninch Arts Center's Studio Theatre, Oct. 6-23. "A Woman of No Importance" premiered in 1893 in London's Haymarket Theatre. As with many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes English upper class society and features many witty, memorable and highly quotable lines, such as "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed;" and "Nothing succeeds like excess." Please note: This play contains adult language and themes. (more...)

Denise Simone to Step Down at Company of Fools
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

After 25 years helping to lead Company of Fools, founding member and Core Company Artist Denise Simone will step down from her full-time staff position on October 31, 2016. Simone is leaving to refocus her professional life away from day-to-day management in favor of more artistically focused projects. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More Set for CMT San Jose's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, today announced its 49th season of shows. (more...)

The Muny Kids to Appear in The Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

For the first time ever, two of St. Louis's most celebrated theatre institutions will collaborate in the casting of a production. (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble 2016-17 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble, the innovative company that has been offering free theatre to Chicago audiences for approaching fifteen seasons will bring its unique blend of pageantry, puppetry and music to a season of three distinctly different types of theatre. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Opens 2016-2017 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. A young Elvis impersonator just scraping by learns life can be a real "drag" when he discovers an unlikely path to prosperity in this music-filled comedy about finding your voice. With a handbag full of catty humor, sequins, and stilettos (of course!), The Legend of Georgia McBride promises to deliver a whole new level of sass and spirit. Playing September 6-25, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

Geva's 44th Season Begins with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 4 through November 6. (more...)

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre Presents OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre presents a musical with a 'twist' as its next offering when Lionel Bart's legendary award winning Oliver! comes to the outdoor venue for a three weekend run. Set to open on Friday, September 9, the musical will continue through Sunday September 25. Due to the end of summer and an earlier sunset, shows will now begin at 7 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces 2016-17 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The four Chicago-based playwrights newly named to the Playwrights Unit, a year-long residency in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, include Lucas Baisch, whose work has been developed at Victory Gardens Theater, Post Q at Links Hall, Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series and more; Dawn Renee Jones, recipient of the 2015 Ruby Prize for her play A Heap See; Evan Linder, whose recent credits include the acclaimed remount of his play Byhalia, Mississippi, (2016 Non-Equity Jeff Award for new work) at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre; and Emma Stanton, recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Award Playwriting Fellowship, which includes a year-long residency at New Dramatists in New York. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Pocket Sandwich Theatre Invites You to Audition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Sandwich Theatre will hold auditions for 2 of their holiday shows: October 1 and October 2 - EBENEZER SCROOGE Saturday, October 8 -FLYNT SAVES CHRISTMAS (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical to Premiere This December in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's thrilling new mystery, THE OTHER PLACE. Written by Sharr White and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins with previews onOctober 4th, opens October 6th and continues through October 30th. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL at the Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens Junie B. Jones, The Musical, Friday, October 7 at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Host Sensory Friendly MARY POPPINS Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

 Syracuse Stage, Central New York's premiere professional theatre, will host the first sensory friendly live production in the region with a performance of Mary Poppins.  Welcoming to individuals with sensory, social and learning disabilities and their families, the performance will have special accommodations that create a more relaxed theatre experience without losing the magic of a live performance. (more...)

Family-Friendly Audio Theater Features Voices of Kevin Sorbo, Daniel Roebuck and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Theater For The Mind, Radio Play, Audio Drama, Audio Theater - call it what you will but writer, director, producer Kevin Herren is creating some outstanding new Audio Theater programs. These are not ordinary Audiobooks. These stories are fully dramatized with music and sound effects for a truly immersive experience. Titles include classic literature favorites A Christmas Carol, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Fall of the House of Usher and the children's Biblical Audio Theater series - In The Beginning featuring stories from the Bible. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Assistant Directors for 2016-17 Directors Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the 2016/17 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors include Kaiser Ahmed (Hand To God), Arianna Soloway (Roz and Ray), Ameenah Kaplan (A Wonder In My Soul), Charlotte Drover (Queen), and Alyssa Vera Ramos (Native Gardens). (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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L.I.P. Service Theatre Company to Stage THE ELEPHANT MAN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

L.I.P. Service presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett, with *Bert Pigg and Chris Messersmith. (more...)

Farndale Ladies to Bring Murder Mystery to Newnan Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society are back at Newnan Theatre Company, and they are presenting a 'spine-chilling murder mystery' as only the Farndale Ladies (and their trusty stage manager, Gordon) can! (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company Presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

L.I.P. Service is thrilled to announce their production of Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), Directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett; and, featuring *Bert Pigg, and Chris Messersmith. The performance will premiere at The Firehouse Theatre on September 29 at 8:00pm. It will run through October 15 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  (more...)

The 2016-17 Season at The Playhouse San Antonio Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Playhouse San Antonio is pleased and excited to present the 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Brenda Braxton and More for THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

A Special Showcase Presentation of the new musical The Joint will take place on Thursday, September 8 - Sunday, September 11 (Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m; Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.) as part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE, Made in the Berkshires and More Join BTG's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce music, comedy and community additions to the fall and winter seasons. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Extends WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'It's Love!' Goodman Theatre adds eight performances of Mary Zimmerman's revival of Wonderful Town, extending the show through October 23. (more...)

Underbelly Announces Edinburgh's Programme for Christmas 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Tony Winner Ben Vereen Joins Cast of FOX Comedy MAKING HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ben Vereen has signed on for a recurring role opposite Yassir Lester and Adam Pally in the new FOX comedy series MAKING HISTORY. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Announces New Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

After a national search, Virginia Stage Company is excited to announce the appointment of Tom Quaintance to the position of Producing Artistic Director. Quaintance will work with the Virginia Stage board and staff over the next few months and begin in full on December 1, 2016. Previously, Quaintance served as the Artistic Director of Cape Fear Regional Theatre, an Associate Artist with PlayMakers Repertory Company and Open Fist Theatre Company, and was the Founder and Artistic Director of FreightTrain Shakespeare in Los Angeles. (more...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SISTER ACT at the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Sister Act,' the hit Broadway musical adapted from the hit Whoop Goldberg movie about a singer who witnesses a hit and hides in a convent among the nuns, is getting ready to hit the Springer. The musical has lots more singing, dancing and laughs than the movie and the excitement of seeing the story unfold live. 'Sister Act' opens Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Golden Dragon Acrobats and More Join King Center's 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts has just added three new shows to its 2016-17 lineup: A Christmas Carol, THE GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS and THE FIVE IRISH TENORS. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

PCRT to Present MY FAIR LADY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre will present the classic musical My Fair Lady with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Cast Will Sing, Dance AND Play the Music for Bay Area Children's Theatre Production of Seussical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well. That's what families will see when the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mc Fuzz, Mayzie LaBird and other inhabitants of the captivating worlds imagined by the late, great American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.  (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare's King Lear. Associate Artistic Director Dale AJ Rose will direct.  Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 6ththrough October 16th, 2016.  For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Casting Complete for Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival; Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Added
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Casting is complete for the three 'developmental productions' featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. Full cast lists are included below. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Joe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA to Make NYC Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ORWELL IN AMERICA, written by Joe Sutton and directed by Peter Hackett. Produced by Northern Stage, ORWELL IN AMERICA begins performances on Friday, October 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 30. Press opening is Wednesday, October 12 at 7:15 PM. (more...)

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